Temporary Faculty Position: Orchestra Director Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Temporary Faculty Position: Orchestra Director

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania enrolls approximately 10,000 students in graduate and undergraduate programs. The University is located in the borough of Kutztown in a charming rural setting, and is within 20 minutes driving time of the diverse metropolitan areas Allentown/Bethlehem and Reading, and within 60 minutes of the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The University is very interested in hiring employees who have had extensive experience with diverse populations.

The Department of Music at Kutztown University invites applications for a full-time, temporary position beginning Fall 2015 for an Orchestra Director. The department seeks candidates with proven success in student recruitment, experience teaching a stringed instrument – particularly viola- and conducting, with other duties assigned according to departmental needs. Minimum requirements include, artist/teacher with a specialty in orchestra conducting and the ability to manage, program effectively rehearse, and recruit for a university orchestra. A record of current professional performance experience on a string instrument is required. A Doctorate in Music is preferred; Masters in Music required. Degree requirements include Music, Music Performance, or a related music field, and one academic year of related teaching experience. Preference may be given to those with experience in any of the following areas: music business and entrepreneurship, aural skills, string methods, and/or ability to teach in distance learning formats.

Candidate is required to successfully complete the interview process including demonstration of teaching, conducting, and professional string performance ability to be considered a finalist. Recommendation for hiring is required from a majority of the regular, full-time faculty within the department. To apply, please send a letter of application, current resume, a DVD or online link (strongly preferred) to video of conducting (both rehearsal and performance preferred), all transcripts and three current letters of reference to: Orchestra Search Committee, Department of Music, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA 19530. Materials may be submitted electronically to music@kutztown.edu with “Orchestra Director Search” indicated in the subject line. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Additional materials will be requested as needed.

The Department of Music is a part of the College of Visual and Performing Arts with approximately 1300 students and 100 faculty. The Department of Music enjoys full NASM membership and offers fully accredited degrees in Music Education, Music Liberal Arts, and Commercial Music as well as several minors.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and actively solicits applications from women and minority candidates.  Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a member of the State System of Higher Education. All applicants for employment are subject to a criminal background check.


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